Short of the Week

USA

Thriller about Conquest in Live-Action
Francesco Calabrese / 8 min / USA / 2014

1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn’t been cooking dinner. And there’s a very good reason for that.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.

Thriller about Life & Society in Live-Action
Marshall Burnette / 20 min / USA / 2014

A Southern tale of lies well-lived.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Comedy about Community in Live-Action
Miranda July / 10 min / USA / 2014

Have you ever found it impossible to say something, face to face, to someone you know, someone you love? The words just won’t come out? New messaging service, SOMEBODY, could help.

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.

Poem about Identity in Live-Action
Guy Pooles / 7 min / USA / 2014

A little girl becomes infatuated by a beam of light and does everything in her power to capture it.

Thriller about Survival in Live-Action
Ryan Patch / 7 min / USA / 2014

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force, but soon realize a key element is missing.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Thriller about Religion in Live-Action
Dustin Pegg / 10 min / USA / 2014

A small town is being terrorized by a serial arsonist. Detective Matthews is closing in on who he thinks is the suspect. But can he prove it?

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew David Watson / 5 min / USA / 2014

The true story of Greg Packer, an average joe with an uncanny skill at making media appearances

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Griffin Devine, Alyssa Radmand / 17 min / USA / 2014

Throughout his life, a man struggles to get rid of a very persistent case of hiccups.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Spencer Susser / 13 min / USA / 2014

A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: a laptop that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action

When a filthy, feral boy discovers the mechanical wonders of a tractor, survival could prove to be fatal.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action

Amidst a time of sexual confusion, severe bullying at a high school leads to very unfortunate circumstances.

Drama about Community in Special FX
Greg Jardin / 9 min / USA / 2014

Fragile and lonely, a being made up of balloons wanders LA searching for connection.

Satire about Abuse in Live-Action
Eric Pumphrey / 8 min / USA / 2014

Set in 1955, Kenneth and his wife, Marjorie, are struggling with their respective roles within the marriage…

Drama about Illness in Live-Action
John Heeg, Chris Westlund / 7 min / USA / 2014

A wheelchair bound boy watches as his mother falls in love with the high school volunteer at the pool where he does aquatic therapy.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Hughes William Thompson / 9 min / USA / 2014

After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
David Rosenbaum / 9 min / USA / 2014

On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence.